PML-N to fight case for Balochistan: Nawaz Sharif

Published: December 19, 2011
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PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif.  PHOTO: APP/ FILE

PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif. PHOTO: APP/ FILE

KARACHI: Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif said on Monday that his party will fight the case for Balochistan and that the province was a vital part of the country.

Sharif made the statement while speaking to the media after a meeting with Balochistan National Party (BNP) chief Sardar Ataullah Mengal in Karachi.

Mengal stated that the conditions in Balochistan had pushed the province to the point of no return.

“The situation is not in my control anymore and talks would need to be held with the youth present on the mountains of the province,” he said. He added that they had suffered the consequences of their past mistakes and that those dying Balochistan were also human beings like those being killed in Karachi.

Sharif said that Mengal’s concerns were legitimate and that atrocities were being committed in Balochistan.

Makhdoom Javed Hashmi, Zafar Iqbal Jhagra, Rana Mashood and Ghaus Ali Shah were accompanying Sharif.

PML-N members thrash journalists at airport

Punjab Elite Force personnel and Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) workers had baton charged media representatives present at Karachi airport on the arrival of PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif, Express News had reported earlier.

Sharif arrived in Karachi through the VIP terminal of the airport for a three-day visit. As soon as he stepped out of the terminal, PML-N workers wreaked havoc by beating up journalists and damaging their equipment.

Three cameramen were critically injured after they were beaten up, while some journalists received minor injuries. At least two cameras were also broken.

While speaking to the media at the airport, Sharif said that he had come to Sindh to talk to all political leaders on how to bring Pakistan out of the troubles it is currently facing.

Sources said that Sharif has come to Karachi in order to unite different factions of his party members prior to Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s (PTI) rally in the city on December 25.

According to the PML-N leadership in Karachi, Nawaz Sharif will meet with members of the business community on Monday at an event held in his honour.

Several times in the past, Sharif has lashed out against the Sindh government criticising it of being inefficient, and vowing to the people of Sindh of coming to help them.

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Reader Comments (29)

  • ABC
    Dec 19, 2011 - 5:00PM

    Beating journalist……setting example…….Thanks God he is not in power otherwise he would have beaten common people

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  • Abbas
    Dec 19, 2011 - 5:01PM

    Rush of Blood

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  • Spaniard
    Dec 19, 2011 - 5:07PM

    Shamefull Act..Well They got the fear that if any media personal ask for the assetss then what will happen…

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  • 3footninja
    Dec 19, 2011 - 5:09PM

    As for the beating meted out to the poor journalists, PML-N will suffer far worse when the polls come. Time will show it to them….

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  • zeeshan
    Dec 19, 2011 - 5:13PM

    dirty politics …it is stigma i would call…..fear of Imran KHAN made this old man wander here and there

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  • Pakistani
    Dec 19, 2011 - 5:20PM

    shameRecommend

  • Dec 19, 2011 - 5:25PM

    I thought he was here to attend the PTI jalsa! :)

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  • Much Amused
    Dec 19, 2011 - 5:27PM

    Not fit to lead.

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  • Dec 19, 2011 - 5:31PM

    great “leader” of pakistanRecommend

  • Zohair
    Dec 19, 2011 - 5:34PM

    what was the background for this beating session? half-story is usually the misleading story…

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  • Sadia
    Dec 19, 2011 - 5:57PM

    Beware of this Elite force Mr, Sharif one of these days they can come after u as well

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  • XYZ
    Dec 19, 2011 - 6:01PM

    Showing true color of PML N

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  • Dec 19, 2011 - 6:04PM

    ahem ahem… May be “Sharif’s MATWALAS” thought it was “Takht-e-Lahore” Airport.

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  • The Truth
    Dec 19, 2011 - 6:16PM

    “As soon as he stepped out of the terminal, PML-N workers wreaked havoc by beating up journalists and damaging their equipment.”
    Were they insane as they start beating without any reason? ET, Please mention the other side of the picture!!!

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  • fahad
    Dec 19, 2011 - 6:18PM

    What was nawaz got to do with the trashing. every party has hooligans. Where was aitport security?

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  • imran
    Dec 19, 2011 - 6:23PM

    Media should boycott all coverage until they apologize for their behavior

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  • Kashif Iqbal
    Dec 19, 2011 - 6:43PM

    Biased reporting Express Tribune. I see this website going against PML-N on regular basis. Go and learn about neutral reporting.

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  • SHARIQ
    Dec 19, 2011 - 6:44PM

    Yes they are those who storm the Courts in the past – This is remaing half of the Story

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  • MarkH
    Dec 19, 2011 - 6:59PM

    Well, that just canceled out anything Imran Khan said about the media having positive implications for the competition. It’s as good as it never happening. Anyone would choose a little bit of an annoying accusation over a literal black eye.

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  • Mohammad Naeem
    Dec 19, 2011 - 10:40PM

    you are welcome Mr. sharif…why make any late start it from today and support this democratic goverment to make a powerful case for Balochistan before our security masters…. only today Attaullah mengal gave an eye opener statement that Baluchistan issue has reached at point of no return…are we awake we are losing the largest part of our homeland!!!

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  • Pakistani
    Dec 19, 2011 - 11:16PM

    Well done Nawaz Sharif!!!

    Generally I am quite any PML N, but this is an excellent step!

    May ALLAH help us resolve all issues!

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  • umair
    Dec 19, 2011 - 11:23PM

    Big and Bold step for Balochistan, God Bless you NS, we don’t want another bangladesh.

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  • Hakeem
    Dec 20, 2011 - 1:03AM

    Mr. Mengal is right, the condition is out of his control.Recommend

  • Voice of Baloch
    Dec 20, 2011 - 2:49AM

    Too late NS. The situation in Balochistan has gone to the edge. Pakistan now only has two options either to kill every single Baloch or give us freedom.
    We will fight for our beloved motherland till our last drop of blood. Independence is our fate and we will get it sooner or later INSHALLAH.

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  • Quantrell Khan
    Dec 20, 2011 - 10:33AM

    Mr. Sharif needs to be reminded he is in SIndh not Balochistan!! He would make a stronger point if he goes to Balochistan himself rather than meeting someone in Sindh to address their issues.

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  • Realist.
    Dec 20, 2011 - 6:26PM

    @Quantrell Khan:
    He was meeting with a BALOCH leader. why shouldn’t he talk about balochistan?

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  • Quantrell Khan
    Dec 20, 2011 - 7:07PM

    @Realist. Yes, I understand he was meeting with a BALOCH leader to address and discuss the issues of the province! And I never said he shouldn’t talk about Balochistan.. All I said was that he would make a stronger point if he actually went to Balochistan rather than addressing them from Sindh! I personally feel that they should be addressed personally in their province instead of meeting at some other location. This has been a practice in the past and if this continues Balochistan will remain alienated from the rest of the country!

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  • Megatron
    Dec 28, 2011 - 7:27PM

    First of all ,Mr.Sharif should fight to save his family party …as most of the non-family members of PML(N) are joining PTI…..

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  • Kaleem
    Dec 29, 2011 - 12:24AM

    I support both PTI and PML (N) but I am highly disappointed to see comments. If one political leader whoever he is has talked about Balochistan and their troubles, no one has the courage to appreciate this. Infact, thats tragedy of our nation. For us, a leader is an angel or a devil, nothing in between. Come on man, even if PPP govt takes any step for Balochistan, that should be appreciated. Our brothers are in trouble there.

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